Chad, Niger troops reclaim Gachagar from Boko Haram

FILE PHOTO: Nigerien army soldiers from the 322nd Parachute Regiment practice field tactics during combat trainingPhoto: Wikipedia Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger’s defence minister said on Thursday.

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria

United States drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria The US military dropped 60,000 leaflets on the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria showing a grisly depiction of extremist recruits being fed into a meat grinder, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Investors target top wristwatch brands as store of value

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The World’s super rich are taking to the collection of iconic wristwatches as an alternative means of investment and store of value. The   watches targeted belong in the class of Rolex, Chopard and Paiget, Backes & Strauss, Frank Muller, Richard Mille and Urwerk, and the list gets longer everyday,

Amaechi’s convoy shot at clash in Rivers

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PORT HARCOURT— GOVERNOR Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State was trapped, yesterday in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of the state, as suspected political thugs fired live bullets at his convoy. This came as tension heightened in Edo State, over alleged deployment of soldiers to the country home

Bonga oil spill: Shoreline communities beg Jonathan to prevail on Shell over $3bn compensation

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WARRI—SHORELINE communities and fisherpersons affected by the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNPECo, Bonga oil spill of December 20, 2011, have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene again by directing Shell/SNEPCo to pay the already approved $3.6 billion as compensation and punitive damage to the shoreline communities and

POLLS: Security beef up in Delta

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ASABA—SECURITY has been beefed up in Delta State, ahead of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Police officers and other security operatives were seen in strategic positions, perhaps to forestall breakdown of law and order before, during and after the elections. Contacted on the security beef up in the state,

Fuel scarcity may mar elections as NNPC assures on supply

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LAGOS—There are fears that impending fuel scarcity may mar Saturday’s Presidential and National elections as long queues have surfaced in filling stations in some parts of Lagos. This is as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has called on members of the public to shun panic buying and stock-piling of

Tinubu-Ojo shuts Lagos markets for Ambode

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LAGOS—Under the leadership of the President General, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, market traders kept Lagos markets shut yesterday to hold a rally at the Onikan statdium in support of Akinwunmi Ambode, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the state, ahead of the elections. The post Tinubu-Ojo shuts Lagos markets

Ex-govs Adebayo, Oni, Fayemi express concern over Ekiti

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Ado Ekiti—Three former governors of Ekiti State have expressed concern over the spate of security challenges in the state. The former governors who are incidentally members of the opposition APC are; Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo,Asiwaju Segun Oni and the immediate past governor in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi. They expressed fears

NHRC boss raises alarm over volume of arms, weapons in Kaduna, Lagos, Rivers

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abuja—Chairman, Governing Council, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, has raised alarm over the volume of small arms and light weapons in Kaduna, Lagos, and Rivers states, ahead of the general elections starting tomorrow. He also expressed concern over hate speeches in the campaigns of the different political

Jonathan asks court to set aside order barring soldiers from elections

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lagos—President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, to set aside the Federal High Court order, which restrained him from deploying soldiers to assist the police in providing security during the general elections, which is starting tomorrow across the country. The judge at the lower court,

African leaders fashion growth path, bemoan underdevelopment

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In what appears as a regenerated commitment to the continent, African leaders yesterday in Addis Ababa, expressed renewed commitment to the development of the continent, using both internal and external funding. Speakers were unanimous in their submissions that although the continent had witnessed growth in the last decade, it was

Buhari’s past may bid him goodbye tomorrow

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It’s been said he is a man of integrity, General Muhammadu Buhari, and that’s a legacy and a worthy one too. Even if he fails tomorrow, that’s going for him. But in a country as complex as Nigeria, integrity, though important, is one out of many.

Presidential poll: INEC fails to accredit Enugu journalists

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Although the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, in Enugu State has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 17 local government areas in the state, the commission is yet to accredit journalists covering the election. The post Presidential poll: INEC fails to accredit Enugu journalists appeared first on Vanguard News.

Enugu: Court strikes out suit against PDP Gov candidate

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ABUJA —-The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, struck out a suit that sought to disqualify the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, from participating in the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in the state. Justice Evoh Chukwu terminated further hearing on